Clubs to lock horns in cup final

Action from Bexhill United's 1-0 win away to Westfield in the league. Picture courtesy Jon Smalldon
Action from Bexhill United's 1-0 win away to Westfield in the league. Picture courtesy Jon Smalldon
  • Bexhill and Westfield to meet in Hastings Senior Cup final tomorrow
  • Match will take place at The Polegrove with 7.30pm kick-off
  • Westfield beat Bexhill 3-0 in last season’s final
  • Bexhill are seven places above Westfield in league

Two of the area’s senior football clubs will battle it out for local cup glory tomorrow (Friday).

Bexhill United and Westfield will lock horns in a hastily-arranged Hastings & District FA Senior Cup final at The Polegrove. Kick-off is 7.30pm.

Both clubs completed their Macron Store Sussex County Football League Division Two campaigns with away defeats on Easter Monday, Bexhill losing 2-1 against Little Common and Westfield going down 4-1 to AFC Uckfield Town.

Fifth-placed Bexhill are 20 points and seven places above Westfield, and picked up four points from the two league meetings between the clubs. After a 1-1 draw at The Polegrove in September, Bexhill won 1-0 at The Parish Field in November.

For the second successive season, Bexhill and Westfield are the only clubs to have entered the competition. Westfield were 3-0 winners over a very different Bexhill side in the 2014 encounter.

Westfield are likely to welcome back manager Jethro Warren and key midfielder Gordon Cuddington - both former Bexhill players - from the side which faced Uckfield.